SEPT 30th

BACK COVER: A woman with a devastating secret. A man bent on proving his worth. A chance encounter that catapults them into the heart of history.

When the daughter of a prominent Roman general meets a disinherited Jewish immigrant, neither one can dream of God’s plan to transform them into the most influential couple of the early church. Nor can they anticipate the mountains that will threaten to bury them. Their courtship unwittingly shadowed by murder and betrayal, Priscilla and Aquila slowly work to build a community of believers, while their lives grow increasingly complicated thanks to a shaggy dog, a mysterious runaway, and a ruthless foe desperate for love. But when they’re banished from their home by a capricious emperor, they must join forces with an unusual rabbi named Paul and fight to turn treachery into redemption.

About Author: Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of historical and biblical fiction. Her novel Land of Silence was voted by Library Journal as one of top five Christian fiction titles of 2016 and won the INSPY Award for General Fiction. Harvest of Gold won the prestigious 2014 Christy Award in the Historical Romance category.


Her book Harvest of Rubies was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Book Award in the fiction category. In 2011, after publishing her first novel, Pearl in the Sand, Tessa was named New Author of the Year in the Family Fiction-sponsored Reader's Choice Awards.


Tessa lived in the Middle East for the first fourteen years of her life. She then moved to England, where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States. She holds an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship. But that has not cured her from being exceptionally fond of chocolate.


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1. Tessa's new novel is about Pricilla and Aquilla to be released in 2020. What do you look forward to gaining in reading this story?

2. What do you enjoy most about reading Biblical Christian Fiction?


3. What do you look forward to, expect out of a book like this?


4. What is your favorite Biblical story? What makes it your favorite?



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#4 ONe of my favorite Bible stories is the Christmas story. So is the story of Noah :)

One of my favorite things about reading Biblical fiction is the opportunity to step into the life of Biblical figures and their environments and learn more about what daily life was like. It helps me to connect even more with the Bible. 

I have been thinking a lot about Priscilla and Aquilla lately.  God has been talking to me about the importance of obedience, complete obedience and natural consequences of sin.  I would love to read their story.

Thank you for this opportunity.

in Him,

Cheri :)

I love to read biblical fiction because it helps me to see the character in a whole new light and it makes the bible seem more personal. lisaboesehaems(at)hotmail(dot)com

2. I enjoy learning more about the times and places in the Bible. The research that authors do adds so much background.

I like Joseph because he reminds me of servant hood as well as forgiveness of others

My favorite Bible story is when Ezekiel performs a miracle flee the widow and the oil and flour do not run out. 

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Biblical fiction makes it easier to picture Biblical characters living normal everyday lives. That they are human just like us. Growing up in church we get used to the cartoon pictures of Biblical characters but reading about them even in fiction makes them realistic.


I like reading Biblical Fiction because it makes the people in the Bible seem like real people. Also makes me go back and read those scriptures again. I look at it in a different light than before. grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo (dot)

I love getting a look into the lives of the people in the bible!!

I love Biblical fiction because it gives me a better understanding of the customs and times. Although some of it is fictional, the stories still get across the meaning and helps me grow.

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